COVID-19 in SA | Govt still consulting on new public regulations

A shooting incident at the New Somerset Hospital resulted in the death of two patients and one police officer. Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo visited the hospital on Sunday. He discussed this with eNCA's Thulasizwe Simelane. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Consultation with the public over new health regulations has been extended until 5 July

Deputy Health Minister, Sibongiseni Dhlomo says in the meantime, pupils must still wear masks at school as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise, and experts say the fifth COVID-19 wave is upon us.

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He said, "we have extended this period of consultation and comments on regulations up to 5 July but there were three specific regulations that we want to champion earlier ahead of the rest."

"The wearing of masks which actually there was a challenge and mistake, we still insist of wearing of the masks in school, high school, primary school as we insist on wearing of the mask in any close confinement."

"Number two: it was the issue of gathering, we want to make sure that gatherings are at this number, 1,000 indoor and 2,000 outdoor and if you want to have 50-percent of the venue, 6,000 auditorium in church and half of that when people are wearing masks, the third one is in regards to travelers..."

"While we are busy getting more comments, we would like have these ones going forward guiding us."


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